Friday, November 25, 2011

PETPB to open Gurdwara Babe Di Ber in Pak

AMRITSAR: The Pakistan Evacuee Trust Property Board (PETPB) will open Gurdwara Babe de Ber for Sikh pilgrims visiting Pakistan on religious occasions.

Former president and executive committee member of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee Harvinder Singh Sarna said on Thursday that the announcement was made by PETPB's visiting chairman Sayed Asif Hashmi on the occasion of martyrdom anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur at Gurdwara Sis Ganj, Delhi.

Hashmi also laid foundation stone of one of the buildings being constructed at Gurdwara Sis Ganj. He would be visiting Amritsar to pay obeisance at Golden Temple on November 28 before crossing over to Pakistan on November 29.

Gurdwara Babe Di Ber is situated near Aik stream along Sialkot-Pasrur road in Pakistan. First Sikh guru Guru Nanak Dev had visited Sialkot and during his visit he had stayed outside the town under a Ber tree.

The building of gurdwara was constructed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

with thanks : TOI : link in headline above for detailed news story.

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